Miami is a city located on
the Atlantic coast
southeastern Florida and the
county seat of Miami-Dade
County. The 42nd largest city
proper in the United States,
with a population of 413,892, it
is the principal, central, and
the Miami metropolitan area.
2008, Forbes magazine
Cleanest City", for its yearround good air quality, vast
green spaces, clean drinking
water, clean streets and citywide recycling programs.
In addition to such annual
festivals like Calle Ocho Festival
and Carnaval Miami, Miami is
home to many entertainment
venues, theaters, museums,
parks and performing arts
centers. The newest addition to
the Miami arts scene is
the Adrienne Arsht Center for the
Performing Arts, the secondlargest performing arts center in
the Lincoln Center in New York
City, and is the home of
the Florida Grand Opera.
Gardens, branded and
commonly known as Zoo
Miami, formerly known
as Miami MetroZoo . Is the
largest and oldest zoological
garden in Florida, and the
only tropical zoo
the United States.
It houses over 2,000
animals on 740 acres
(299 ha), 324 acres (131 ha)
of which are developed. It is
about 3 mi.(5 km) around if
walked on the path, and has
over 100 exhibits.
(15 ha) oceanarium located on the island of Virginia Key,
Founded in 1955, it is the oldest oceanarium in the United
States. In addition to marine mammals, the Miami Seaquarium
houses fish, sharks, sea turtles, birds, reptiles, and manatees.
The park offers daily presentations and hosts overnight
camps, events for boy scouts, and group programs. Over
500,000 people visit the facility annually.
The AmericanAirlines Arena is a sports and
entertainment arena located in Downtown Miami, It was
constructed beginning in 1998 as a replacement for
the Miami Arena.
The Arena is home to the Miami Heat of the National
PortMiami is a seaport located in Biscayne
Bay in Miami,
As of 2011, the Port of Miami accounts for
176,000 jobs and has an annual economic
impact in Miami of $18 billion. It is the 11th
largest cargo container port in the United
States. In 2010, a record 4.33 million
passengers traveled through the Port of
Miami. One in seven of all the world’s
cruise passengers start from Miami.
Miami Art Museum
It was founded in 1984 as the Center for
the Fine Arts, and in 1996 became the
Miami Art Museum.
The MAM receives over 60,000 visitors a